Furry Friends Feature: Local Children Make Animal Camp 2023 a Major Success

More than 100 young animal lovers tapped into the excitement of Animal Camp 2023 this summer at The Heritage Humane Society. Campers grades first through sixth got hands-on with the shelter’s homeless pets, learned from area animal experts, and experienced firsthand the inner workings of Greater Williamsburg’s largest homeless pet shelter. Along the way, they […]

Major win: Canada just banned cosmetics animal testing and trade

By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block In a massive step forward, Canada has just passed a ban on cosmetics animal testing and the sale of beauty products that rely on new animal test data to substantiate their safety, becoming the second North American country to do so; Mexico passed such a ban in 2021. Our […]

Breaking: Major threat to animal welfare emerges in U.S. Congress

By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block This year has already been historic for animals, as the Supreme Court of the United States ruled in favor of upholding the strongest farm animal protection law in the country, California’s Proposition 12. This landmark law, approved by voters via ballot measure in 2018, prohibits the in-state production and […]

3 major animal shelters in Austin holding weeklong, joint adoption event

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Austin Pets Alive!, Austin Humane Society and Austin Animal Center will hold a “300 Homes” adoption promotion beginning Saturday and running through June 4. APA! said the goal of the partnership was to find loving homes for 300 animals in just one week. “The adoption fees for most animals at all three […]

Progress! Another Major Food Company Will End Cages for Pigs

A leading consumer packaged goods company–Conagra–has committed to eliminating crates for pregnant pigs in its supply chain. This progress follows pressure from Animal Equality in collaboration with two fellow animal protection organizations. The recently-released policy from Conagra, which supplies iconic products like Slim Jim, Reddi Wip, Swiss Miss, Orville Redenbacher’s and Chef Boyardee, states a […]

Major Travel Companies Continue Failing Animals

Some of the most well-known names in the travel industry continue to profit from exploitative wildlife experiences that subject animals to a life of captivity and often cruel and inhumane treatment. The latest “Tracking the Travel Industry US” report from World Animal Protection US (WAP), shows that the worst offenders in the industry at the […]

Major U.S. Supreme Court ruling expected any day on animal welfare

By Sara Amundson and Kitty Block Any day now, the Supreme Court of the United States could issue its ruling in one of the most important court cases in the history of the animal protection movement—one that could have implications for the quality of life of millions of farmed animals. First, a little background, in […]

Animal Equality Files Complaint Against Major Turkey Producer

On February 1, 2023, Animal Equality, along with fellow animal advocacy group Animal Partisan, filed a criminal complaint against major turkey producer Plainville Farms over animal cruelty allegations. The complaint stems from a 2021 PETA undercover investigation that recorded Plainville “catch crews” routinely kicking, stomping, throwing, beating, and choking turkeys being loaded onto trucks for […]

Why Eliminating Gestation Crates for Mother Pigs Will be a Major Focus in 2023

There are nearly 6 million animals who desperately need our attention in 2023: mother pigs. For 16 years, Animal Equality has been working tirelessly to increase protections for animals all across the world. Through shocking investigations, impactful campaigns, and legal advocacy, Animal Equality has exposed how the meat, fish, dairy, and egg industries are profiting […]

Animal Equality Convinces Another Major Company to Ditch Crates for Pigs

This week, Delaware North published an updated pig welfare policy that commits to group housing for all mother pigs by 2025, with the eventual elimination of gestation crates from their supply chain. As the fourth-largest food service provider in the US, and one of the largest globally, this commitment will spare thousands of pregnant pigs from […]

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